#41 Lacy Williams
The author of more than fifty books, Lacy Williams wants her stories to resonate with readers, so her characters are often overcoming some of the same things she has gone through, or issues that plague the people to whom she is close. Things like not feeling worthy, redemption, wanting the best for your family, overcoming by the power of love, and more. Her latest book is His Small-Town Girl (Lacy Williams Books), the first in the Sutter’s Hollow series.

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#42 Lindsay A. Franklin
Lindsay A. Franklin is a best-selling author, award-winning freelance editor, and homeschooling mom of three. When she’s not exploring the fantastical, she’s exploring the Bible and encouraging young women through her devotional books. Her latest novel is the fantasy novel The Story Hunter (Enclave), the finale in her Weaver Trilogy.

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#43 Jill Williamson
Jill Williamson writes fantasy and science fiction for teens and adults. Her work has won several awards, including By Darkness Hid being named a Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror novel of 2009 by VOYA magazine. She loves giving writing workshops and blogs for teen writers. Her latest book is Thirst (Novel Teen Press), the first in her Thirst Duology.

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#44 Christy Barritt
A USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller, Christy writes both mystery and romantic suspense novels that are clean with underlying messages of faith. She has one book being made into a movie, and a book series being developed a Hallmark Movies and Mysteries TV series. One of her most recent books is Trained to Defend (Love Inspired Suspense).

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#45 Patrick Carr
Patrick W. Carr is the author of the acclaimed fantasy series The Staff and the Sword. A Cast of Stones won the 2014 Carol Award for Speculative Fiction and the 2014 Clive Staples Award. A Cast of Stones and The Hero’s Lot were both finalists for 2014 Christy Awards. His most recent work is the historical novel The End of the Magi (Bethany House).

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About The Author

Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of several romantic suspense series. She is the winner of three ACFW Carol Awards, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, among others. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a master's degree in education from Converse College. Eason lives in South Carolina with her husband and two children.